Living : Life Style

Living an eco-friendly life

There is a myth that has been around forever that suggests living an eco-friendly lifestyle is expensive. The truth is that some ‘shop bought’ items that are labelled ‘green’, ‘eco-friendly’ or ‘organic’ certainly do have an increased price tag from the ‘standard’, highly processed till there’s nothing of value left in them, chemical laden items, but do you have to purchase those to be eco-friendly? In a lot of circumstances, no, you don’t. Many ways of eco-friendly living are more sustainable if you make them yourself so you know exactly what is used to produce them and where it came from, making them not only a very sustainable option, but also a very economical one too.

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20 ways to reuse mason jars

Mason jars are your best friend! In fact any jar is your best friend if you’re looking to decrease your reliance on plastic. There are many ways to reuse Jars if you take the time to think about it. Always hold them in the back of your mind to the solution to every problem, and you’ll find all kinds of amazing uses. The best thing about them all – is that they make great, low cost, recycled gifts. Get creative! Here are 20 ways to

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Green Marketing Sustainability

Green marketing may just seem to be a trendy new way of selling a product or service, but what is green marketing? Does it make a difference? Green marketing by dictionary definition is the marketing of products that are presumed to be environmentally preferable to others. Green, environmental and eco-marketing are part of the new marketing approaches which do not just re-focus, adjust or enhance existing marketing thinking and practice, but

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Leave Only Footprints: Eco-friendly travel

With the ever growing pollution problem compromising air quality around the world, the oceans filling up with plastic and overuse and pollution of our waterways, leaving our earth the way nature intended is getting harder. Traveling is always fun but do you leave anything there? Do you leave things are you found them? Do you drop some sustainable practices as they are more inconvenient when you travel? Travel is a great education, but our

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How sustainable are big companies?

Do you drink a Starbucks coffee in the morning? What about when you don't have time to cook something and you grab a quick burger from McDonalds? What about Coca-Cola? Apple? Do you know if these big companies are trying to better our environment? Or do they just keep it hush hush? Let’s start with Starbucks; are they going down a greener route? On their website there's a section that's called "Shared Planet" that explains what they are

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10 ways to reuse CDs

It’s been a while since CD’s were a staple of every computer owner for storing data, but there are still secret stashes we all have somewhere! Do you have a whole stack of old CD’s that are going nowhere? Well here’s 10 ways to reuse them! Bird bath: All you need is to smash up a few CD’s and an old plate. Use outdoor grout or leftover cement to stick them to the plate and in the gaps between. Then you get beautiful bird bath!

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Planning a Great Staycation

Winter is traditionally the time that people start to look to destinations for their summer holidays, but it's not too late! The lure of sunny beaches with soft white sand seems all too delicious to refuse, but how about considering a ‘staycation’ this year instead? A staycation is a vacation taken at home where you take the time to do all the things you always meant to, but never find the time to actually do. To make it more authentic

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A How to Guide to Hypermiling

Unless you live in a large city with good access to public transportation, chances are you depend on a car to get your around. If you’re an eco-conscious consumer, you likely have a fuel-efficient car, but did you know you can actually improve the fuel consumption of your car? Many drivers worldwide have figured out some simple tricks to drive in a more sustainable manner that also maximizes mileage. This is called hypermiling. Not only does

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Amazing Aloe Vera – A Natural Eco-Friendly Medicine

Many people with on-going health problems are willing to try alternative therapies and medicine in an attempt to reduce their reliance on pharmaceutical treatments, and perhaps to find a cure, or at least improvements to their health and well-being. Others are keen to find more natural, green health care, and reduce their reliance on chemicals.  However, there are so many claims by so many alternative therapists, that trying them can be

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10 Simple Ways You Can Go Green Today

For many, the idea of “going green” can be daunting, especially when you’re not sure where to start. The great news is you don’t need to make huge lifestyle changes in order to help save the environment. In fact, even the simplest of changes can have a pretty big impact if you combine it all together. There might already be some tips you are already following, but consider adding two or three more to your routine. Below are 10 simple

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